Bosman Rule, runner-up to Mr Boss Man on his debut here in November, was beaten a distance when runner-up to No More Heroes over 2m4f at Leopardstown so will be relieved to get back to this trip. Hairy O'Malley has plenty going for him not least a very close fourth to subsequent winning hurdler The Winkler at Galway. MAKING HEADLINES could be an apt name for this newcomer as he's trained by KIldare handler John Feane, who had his first winner on the Flat at Dundalk recently. The first foal of a mare who won on the Flat in France and over hurdles in Ireland, he has the pedigree for this and if the market speaks in his favour he's the one to be on.
Bosman Rule (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Led and disputed, narrow leader approaching straight, headed over 2f out, soon no extra, 2nd of 11, 39l behind No More Heroes (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat sft in Dec.
Making Headlines (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Name For Fame.
All The Chimneys (IRE) Bach gelding out of Garrshella.
Boolavard King (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no impression early straight, kept on one pace,, 13th of 16, 21l behind Noble Endeavor (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Hairy O'Malley (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 3f out, ridden 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Shaneshill (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Nov.
Vision Du Coeur (FR) 66-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 11th 4 out, no impression fro next, 8th of 25, 14l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov.
Cinder Rua (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Keen & ld 6th, hdd & wknd 5out, rr & pu 3out, in a race won by Black Lily (11-11) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd in Nov, 12 ran.